Hooray for Bill Gates!

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    Washington (CNN) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will urge President Obama to veto a coming $726 billion defense authorization bill if it contains funding for unwanted projects Gates has been trying to cut for years.

    Gates has been vocal about financial reform at the Pentagon, trying to rein in some big-ticket contracts and telling Congress to stop spending money on C-17 transport planes that are not needed and a $485 million alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The JSF engine program -- already delayed and over budget -- could end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars, according to Gates.

    Gates wants veto of defense spending bill if unwanted projects remain - CNN.com
     
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    What does Bill Gates have to do with this again?
     
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    Robert Gates....nickname for robert is Bill ;).
     
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    Let's just hope Obama makes the right decision here. It is ridiculous how much we spend on our military.
     
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    Considering that the national defense is the only real task the constitution gave to the federal government I disagree.

    I understand your sentiment in light of how the government has grown outside its boundries and the new responsibilities we have let it take as a result...but defense spending is the only thing the federal government does that it is legitimately tasked with under the limits imposed by the constitution.
     
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    I not only hope that Gate's doesn't get what he doesn't want, but that is also balanced with him getting what he does indeed ask for.
     
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    HAh! May his computer be infested with Vista.
     
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    I have no problem with defense spending. I do haev a problem with spending on programs that will not enhance our capabilities. I cannot judge whether the programs in question will or will not but I can say that anything the Obama Administration does comes with a presumption of politics over responsibility and is therefore suspect.
     
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    So you have nothing to rebut his statement with.....i remember when you used to use intellect.
     

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